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Potter County girls take first place at Ipswich

The Potter County Battler track teams participated in a meet on April 26 at Ipswich. Following are the results of that event.
Team Points: Aberdeen Roncalli 142, James Valley Christian 94, Herreid-Selby Area 85, Potter County 64, Sully Buttes 62, Ipswich 57 1/2, Northwestern 52, Faulkton 50, Eureka-Bowdle 43 1/2, Edmunds Central 31, Hitchcock-Tulare 22, Aberdeen Christian 13.
110-Meter High Hurdles: 7, Scott Glodt, Potter County, :18.99; 8, Rease Logan, Potter County, :19.08.
400-Meter Dash: 4, Tim Heien, Potter County, :57.50.
800-Meter Run: 5, Tim Heien, Potter County, 2:18.21.
3,200-Meter Run: 2, Carl Cronin, Potter County, 12:46.46.
High Jump: 3, Rease Logan, Potter County, 5-10 (SQ).
Long Jump: 2, Colton Hall, Potter County, 19-0 1/2.
Pole Vault: 4, Lucas Smith, Potter County, 9-6.
400-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, :47.45.
800-Meter Relay: 2, Potter County, 1:39.40.
1,600-Meter Relay: 4, Potter County, 3:51.64.
3,200-Meter Relay: 5, Potter County, 10:31.61.
Team Points: Potter County 130, Ipswich 123, Northwestern 91, Herreid-Selby Area 77, Eureka-Bowdle 67 1/2, Sully Buttes 67, James Valley Christian 61, Aberdeen Roncalli 45 1/2, Faulkton 28, Leola 20, Hitchcock-Tulare 17, Aberdeen Christian 1, Edmunds Central 1.
100-Meter Hurdles: 3, Regan Everson, Potter County, :18.59; 6, Samantha Stethem, Potter County, :19.99.
200-Meter Dash Prelims: 7, Grace Crook, Potter County, :27.21 (SQ).
200-Meter Dash Finals: 3, Grace Crook, Potter County, :27.93.
400-Meter Dash: 1, Grace Crook, Potter County, 1:03.98; 6, Kalecia Hageman, Potter County, 1:10.02.
800-Meter Run: 1, Sierra Wieseler, Potter County, 2:33.24; 7, Autumn Wieseler, Potter County, 2:56.84; 8, Shawnda Rausch, Potter County, 2:58.76.
1,600-Meter Run: 7, Shelby Kilian, Potter County, 6:40.43.
3,200-Meter Run: 3, Hannah Flatt, Potter County, 13:30.51; 5, Sarah McClure, Potter County, 15:36.76.
Shot Put: 3, Alyssa Haberer, Potter County, 28-11; 4, Alli Lake, Potter County, 28-11.
Discus: 2, Alyssa Haberer, Potter County, 96-1; 3, Alli Lake, Potter County, 93-4.
Long Jump: 5, Regan Everson, Potter County, 13-9 ½.
Triple Jump: 1, Mercedes Genzler, Potter County, 31-0 1/2; 5, Destry Naziger, Potter County, 29-6.
Pole Vault: 3, Samantha Kilian, Potter County, 6-6; 4, Kali Hansen, Potter County, 6-0.
400-Meter Relay: 5, Potter County, :56.35.
800-Meter Relay: 8, Potter County, 2:07.50.
1,600-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, 4:50.52.
Sprint Medley Relay: 6, Potter County, 5:18.00.
3,200-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, 11:00.94.

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Track teams head to Redfield

The Potter County Battler track teams participated in a meet on April 24 at Redfield. Following are the results of that event.
Girls’ Division
Team Points: Northwestern 87, Herreid-Selby Area 79, Aberdeen Roncalli 67, Warner 66, Redfield-Doland 63, Potter County 63, Eureka-Bowdle 56, Groton 44, James Valley Christian 38, Frederick 34, Faulkton 28, Huron JV 26, Hitchcock-Tulare 20, Aberdeen Central JV 9, Aberdeen Christian 5.
200-Meter Dash: 3, Grace Crook, Potter County, :29.78.
400-Meter Dash: 2, Grace Crook, Potter County, 1:03.53.
800-Meter Run: 7, Shelby Kilian, Potter County, 2:56.25.
1,600-Meter Run: 8, Shelby Kilian, Potter County, 6:24.30.
3,200-Meter Run: 5, Sara McClure, Potter County, 15:22.34.
Long Jump: 4, Regan Everson, Potter County, 14-7 1/2.
Triple Jump: 3, Mercades Genzler, Potter County, 31-7.
Shot Put: 6, Alli Lake, Potter County, 31-5.
Class B 400-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, :55.74.
Class B 800-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, 1:58.94.
Class B 1,600-Meter Relay: 2, Potter County, 4:34.64.
Class B 3,200-Meter Relay: 7, Potter County, 12:39.01.
Class B Sprint Medley Relay: 3, Potter County, 5:04.42.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay: 4, Potter County, 1:12.32.
Boys’ Division
Team Scores: Aberdeen Roncalli 88, Herreid-Selby Area 81, Faulkton 72, Redfield-Doland 71, James Valley Christian 61, Eureka-Bowdle 51, Northwestern 44, Hitchcock-Tulare 40, Groton 39, Warner 31, Edmunds Central 30, Potter County 29, Huron JV 27, Frederick 24, Aberdeen Christian 7, Aberdeen Central JV 6.
High Jump: 4, Rease Logan, Potter County, 5-6.
Class B 400-Meter Relay: 5, Potter County, :47.69.
Class B 800-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, 1:37.88.
Class B 1,600-Meter Relay: 3, Potter County, 3:50.18.
Class B Sprint Medley Relay: 2, Potter County, 4:02.11.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay: 5, Potter County, 1:07.59.

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Potter County golfers head to Eureka

Potter County Battler golfers and their coach, Gary Oaks, traveled to Eureka on April 24 for a YTC conference meet. Following are the results.
High School
Yellowstone Trail Conference Meet
Thursday at Eureka
Boys’ Results
Team Scores: Herreid 271, Sully Buttes 286, Bowdle 303, Potter County 323, Selby Area 334, Eureka incomplete.
Individual Results: 3, Ben Kruger, Potter County, 85; 8, Jeff Smith, Potter County, 98; 17, Shad Sharp, Potter County, 140.
Girls’ Results
Team Scores: Sully Buttes 282, Potter County 386, Bowdle incomplete, Eureka incomplete, Selby Area incomplete.
Individual Results: 8, Alison Simon, Potter County, 118; 10, Alysyn Breaw, Potter County, 132; 11, Kylie Baumberger, Potter County, 136; 12, Loretta Simon, Potter County, 152.

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Voter registration deadline

Voter registration for the Primary Election to be held on June 3, 2014, will close on May 19, 2014.  Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election.  If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at or call the county auditor at (605)-765-9408.
Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services.  You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at
Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting or polling place accessibility.
Karen S. Doerr
Potter County Auditor
Published twice at the total approximate cost of $22.46

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Picture perfect prom…

front picDSC_0199Jared Thomas snapped a picture of his son, Jordan Trujillo with his mom, Aspen, following the grand march at the Gettysburg and Hoven High School prom held in the Gettysburg city auditorium Saturday, April 19. Over 100 high school students dressed in finery to attend the event. Parents and students worked to transform the auditorium into an “Evening with the Stars” and put on the dinner, dance, and post prom party through business and private donations.

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Sweet search…

nehls bunnyDSC_0079Around 120 youngsters gathered at the park for the annual Gettysburg In Action Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Some of the little ones, like Brittyn Nehls (Jordan and Kari of Lincoln, ND) even dressed for the occasion with bunny ears. There were 993 eggs spread around the park for kids to collect, so every kid got to take home eight eggs filled with goodies from the Easter Bunny.

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Men indicted on felony drug charges appear in court

A grand jury indictment was handed down last week involving two men arrested near Gettysburg on April 2.
John Dethlefs, 45, and Wayne Fast Wolf, 44, both of Rapid City, face multiple charges including several felony drug related charges.
The two men appeared in Potter County court on Monday before Judge John Brown. Fast Wolf, who has been held in jail on a $10,000 cash bond, could face up to 14 years in the state penitentiary for the charges, while Dethlefs is facing a maximum of nine years. Dethlefs, who was transported from the scene of the arrest by ambulance, was released on a PR bond.
The indictment charged both men with possession of meth, which is a Class 5 felony carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine; possession of a Schedule 4 substance which is a Class 6 felony with a penalty of two years in the pen and a $4,000 fine; possession of drub paraphernalia which is a Class 2 misdemeanor with 30 days in county jail and a $500 fine; and delivery of paraphernalia, a Class 6 felony. Fast Wolf faces a Class 5 felony charge for ingestion of meth, and Dethlefs faces additional misdemeanor charges for reckless driving, speeding, and eluding an officer. Attorney Brad Schreiber appeared with his client, Fast Wolf, and a plea of not guilty was entered on the indictment. Schreiber said that his client has the potential opportunity for work in Eagle Butte and would abide by the rules and appear in court if his bond was changed.
Dethlefs told the court he planned to hire an attorney and was just recently told about the warrant for his arrest. He said he is a caregiver for his aging father and had never missed a court appearance.
Potter County State’s Attorney Craig Smith asked the judge for 30 days to file an habitual, which was granted, and requested that the $10,000 cash bond be continued. Smith said that Fast Wolf is wanted on a bench warrant in Pennington County for similar charges and has two prior felonies with another pending.
Smith also asked that a dollar amount be set for Dethlefs rather than a personal recognizance bond.
Dethlefs again said that he has never missed court in the past and that he will appear.
The judge did modify the bond to $2,500 bond or surety for Dethlefs and $10,000 bond or surety for Fast Horse. A status hearing was set for May 19.
In other court activity:
• Derrill Charger made an initial appearance on a DUI charge, and was appointed Joan Powell as his attorney.
• Russell Bauer appeared with his attorney, Joan Powell, and entered a not guilty plea on marijuana related charges. A status hearing was set for the next court date.
• Casey Thomas, represented by attorney Joan Powell, entered in a plea agreement for a charge of disorderly conduct, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor. He offered an apology to the court and Officer Nick Bratland, and said he learned a lesson described by the judge as, “discretion is the better part of valor.” In exchanged for the guilty plea he was sentenced to five days in jail with one day credit given for time served and the remaining time suspended, in addition to a $100 fine plus court costs and fees, with six months unsupervised probation, and a recommendation from the judge to “monitor his behavior.”
The next court date in Potter County is set for Monday, May 19.
-Molly McRoberts

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Concerts Friday night in Gettysburg

Concert go-ers will have a big night on Friday between the school gym and the Legion Community Building.
The elementary school spring concert will be held at the GHS gym on April 25 starting at 6 p.m. The concert is free to the public.
At 7:30, the second show in the High Plains Concert Series will be performed, featuring the Unexpected Surfer Boys presenting a tribute to the Beach Boys and Broadway.
If you do not have a concert series ticket, they will be available at the door. Students may attend the concert series performance for free if accompanied by an adult.
The final show in the concert series will be a performance by folk singer Mack Bailey on Wednesday, May 14. That show replaces the performance of Everything Fitz that was cancelled due to the March 31 blizzard.

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DOT meeting Thursday, May 1

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an informational meeting for the public on Thursday, May 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the American Legion Community Building. The purpose is to discuss and give input on the project, which is planned for US 212 from west of the SDDOT maintenance shop to east of Nebraska Street, and will include urban grading, PCC surfacing, curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer, and roadway lighting.
The proposal will also change the highway through town from a four lane to a three lane road with the purpose to provide more efficient access to streets, with only two driving lanes and a center turn lane.
Comments, questions, and concerns may be submitted to the DOT by Friday, Nov. 1. Contact Sonia Downs, SDDOT, 700 E. Broadway Ave., Pierre, SD 57501 or email

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Town wide rummage sale May 3

There is still time to get on the map for the town wide rummage sale on Saturday, May 3.
The annual event will begin that day at 9 a.m. and maps will be available at local Chamber of Commerce businesses.
Start thinking about what you have around the house that needs to go, or plan to de-clutter the basement and garage this spring. Then turn your trash to cash during the annual town-wide rummage sale.
There is no fee to be part of the town-wide rummage sale. Those who register with the Chamber will be included on maps available at Chamber retail businesses.
To be included on the map, contact the Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce office at 765-2528 or by email at, or call Molly McRoberts at 769-1180.

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